The European Commission said it has carried out unannounced inspections of the premises of companies and one association active in the fragrance industry in numerous member states. It is trying to find if there’s any collusion linked to the supply of fragrance and fragrance ingredients.
The commission, which did not release the names of those companies and associates that were inspected, added that at the same time, the commission has sent out formal requests for information to several companies that are active in the same industry.
“The inspection and requests for information concern possible collusion in relation to the supply of fragrances and fragrance ingredients.” the EC said in a statement. “Fragrances are used in the manufacturer of consumer products, such as household and personal care products.”